Linda Lewis Griffith

Linda Lewis Griffith

Are you a night owl? It might be time to check on your health.

Night owls, who do their best work after midnight and prefer breakfast around noon, are more likely to suffer from insomnia, have high rates of depression and tend to engage in greater amounts of risky behavior than early birds. Relationship therapist Linda Lewis Griffith of San Luis Obispo offers tips for night owls and how best to manage their lives.

Linda Lewis Griffith

Think before you speak (or post to Facebook)

San Luis Obispo marriage and family therapist Linda Lewis Griffith says our words directly impact others. Before sharing your thoughts, ask yourself three questions: Are my words true? Are they kind? Are they necessary? She also offers tips on how to ensure that your remarks are thoughtful and not mean-spirited.

Linda Lewis Griffith

Learning to manage your anger can help decrease the risk of a heart attack

New research offers evidence that anger is bad for your heart, says marriage and family therapist Linda Lewis Griffith of San Luis Obispo. A study appearing in the October 11, 2016, issue of the journal Circulation, looked at 12,000 first-time heart attack patients in 52 countries. It found that men and women who reported experiencing intense emotions such as anger were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack within an hour after the distress than when they weren’t emotionally distraught

Linda Lewis Griffith

Don’t sleep on the issue of your partner’s snoring

The National Sleep Foundation website estimates that 90 million Americans snore, 37 million on a regular basis. While all ages and genders snore, twice as many men as women snore nearly every night. Snoring can wreak havoc on relationships. Scientists have coined the term Spousal Arousal Syndrome (SAS) to describe the disruption of sleep caused by a partner’s snoring. Therapist Linda Lewis Griffith offers tips for dealing with a spouse’s snoring.

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Grown in Morro Bay, this exotic 'citrus caviar' pops in your mouth

Shanley Farms in Morro Bay grows exotic fruit, including the finger lime, a rainforest shrub that produces a microcitrus with a pearl-like flesh that looks like beads of caviar — "the coolest thing I've ever seen," said farmer Jim Shanley. He plans to sell individual jars of the Citriburst finger lime pearls, described as “citrus caviar.”
David Middlecamp The Tribune
Grown in Morro Bay, this exotic 'citrus caviar' pops in your mouth 0:40

Grown in Morro Bay, this exotic 'citrus caviar' pops in your mouth

Camp San Luis Obispo hosts the 2017 Cyber Innovation Challenge 1:41

Camp San Luis Obispo hosts the 2017 Cyber Innovation Challenge

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SLO County coordinates with FBI to stay a step ahead of cyberattacks

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Coast Guard assists in search for fisherman who fell from boat